Asteroids and Comets: Earth's Nearest Neighbors Dr. Amy Mainzer Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: Asteroids and comets, leftover fragments from the formation of our solar system, represent repositories of primordial material. As such, they provide clues to the processes by which planetary systems [...]
The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse Dr. Andrea Dupree, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event http://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: The bright cool supergiant Betelgeuse became historically faint a little over one year ago in early February 2020. Various explanations have been [...]
Finding Light in the Dark Linda Thomas-Fowler Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Linda will present an overview of her journey in astrophotography including the obstacles encountered and how they were overcome. She talks about her motivation for doing imaging, the learning curve and the [...]
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers Shawn Dilles & Carl Hergenrother Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/xtw-gjjx-udg Monthly Meeting - Public Invited The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) is an international organization devoted to study the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, and comets. The ALOP’s goals are [...]
Good morning, NOVAC. As of this morning, GMU has closed the campus all day and cancelled activities because of the weather. Consequently, we are cancelling our meeting this evening as well. ~Chris Kagy NOVAC President
Check out the General Meetings page for more information about the location, speaker (Chip Sufitchi on Radio Astronomy) and the group dinner (Brion's Grill) we have beforehand. We look forward to seeing you all there!
I hope that you'll be able to attend this month's general meeting, to be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9 in Research Hall Room 163 on the GMU campus. NOVAC meetings are open to the public; guests and interested members of the public are warmly welcomed. Our guest speaker this month is Dr. Timothy [...]
We have a general meeting this, Sunday, November 10, in Research Hall Room 163; this is the large meeting room on the ground floor of the building next to the observatory tower. Our meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. More information on our general meetings can be found at: http://www.novac.com/meetings/ Our guest speaker is [...]